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    See a Small Town Bull Fight

    by MikeySoft Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    Having a rental car is great. We were coming back from the Ek Balam Mayan ruins on the way to Valladolid to find a hotel. Along the way we saw all this commotion in a field by a small town. We stopped as there was VERY FRESH butchered beef that people were buying.

    There was a lot of noise in this rinky dink ring made up of sheet metal and an old wood fence. We were the only foreigners and speak not real Spanish. We were invited up on cars and trucks parked outside the ring to watch the bull fight. We were also invited inside of the ring which I felt was not too safe because there was only a small wooden fence between us and the bull.

    I have to say that the people in the country side are very friendly, not only at this bull fight, but also other places we went to, especially places where there are very few tourist.

    I wanted to stay longer but it got dark and we did not have a hotel yet. This was also my first time driving after dark and wanted to get to Valladolid.

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    Xkeken De Dzitnup

    by smirnofforiginal Updated Sep 13, 2007

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    Xkeken De Dznitnup is a cenote (underground, fersh water filled sinkhole). Because it is underground - in this case in a cave system the sun never shines on it and as a result the water is absolutely freezing! A fantastic setting for a "dip" if you are brave enough to withstand the icy water.... and with bats flying overhead too. In cenotes, such as this, it is not unusual to share the water with cat fish and the like and in areas where there is a "drop off" into the deep, deep and very dark unknown..... it is not difficult to imagine monsters from the deep or water dinosaurs not yet extinct!!!!! Still... as all the little Mexican children appeared safe from both monster and non-extinct water dinosaurs or large fish with sharp, razor teeth......!!!!

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    Go back in Time to a Real Hacienda

    by caucamaya Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Hacienda Yaxcopoil takes a bit of effort to get to, but its well worth it. Its located about 20 minutes south of Merida on the main road to Uxmal. It used to be the center of a HUGE land holding, but since the revolution, etc., has been reduced to something like 15 hectares. The buildings have been preserved, not renovated. So stepping inside is truly like going back in time. Original furniture, paintings, walls, floors. Its fascinating. Costs about 35 pesos admission. And here's a tip: you can stay there overnight in a little guest house.

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    Coastal small towns and beaches

    by brancolini Written Jul 21, 2003

    When all my friends decided to go to a tourist trap Water Resort, i went by myself driving along the coast south of Cancun, stopping in small towns and taking a swim at the beaches.
    Very nice day, meeting locals and discovering great beaches. a must do!

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    CELESTUN

    by Helga67 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Hire a boat from the bridge where launches are docked about one km from the town. It will take you about 1.5 hours to tour the flamingo-inhabited areas.

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    CELESTUN

    by Helga67 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Celestun is famous for its bird sanctuary and makes a good bird day trip from Merida. Most birdwatchers come here to see the flamingoes.

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